This camera has a lot of the same features as a DSLR, without the price tag. I am not a professional photographer and do not pretend to be, but I have been trying to learn how to take better pictures of my kids. I exclusively shoot in one of the 4 manual modes and I have learned a lot about the different aspects of photography. With that being said, there are some great pre-sets on here. I like auto mode and the ease of changing the white balance especially when I have others take pictures with my camera. Image Quality The camera takes great quality pictures, either printed from home or from a website Ease of Use There are a ton of options. You can easily shoot from auto or you can try all the other features that are pretty much completely customizable. Durability It's a heavy duty camera that feels very durable. Battery Life My only complaint is that this takes regular batteries rather than rechargeable lithium battery. We bought rechargeable so it's not a huge deal, but I don't feel as though they last as long as a lithium battery.